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Watch Liam Neeson use his particular set of skills in the first Taken 3 trailer

Liam Neeson plays the same generic badass in pretty much every action movie — but the Taken series, which kicked off the trend in 2008, is arguably the actor at his gruff, gory peak. Fittingly, the third and final Taken looks like the most ludicrous yet, pitting Neeson against a gang of generic Eastern European baddies and the police as he goes on one last quest for vengeance.

Taken 3 — or Tak3n, as 20th Century Fox has recently rebranded it — puts Neeson on the run after someone frames for him murdering his wife. "He's a trained sniper. An explosive expert," warns a high-ranking police officer (Forest Whitaker). "No service record, no discharge record, nothing. This guy right here, he knows how to disappear."

Of course, anyone who has seen Neeson use his "particular set of skills" knows that you don't want to be on his bad side — but the latest round of idiots will undoubtedly learn that the hard way when Taken 3 arrives next year.